I love going to spend time with family. When you are cut off, there is a sense of loss. I especially remember going to my grandparents at Christmas time. We would walk in to their house in Van Nuys California and the smells were off the hook.
In Hebrew we are told, "And let us consider one another to provoke unto love and to good works: Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching."
We are to gather and fellowship with one another. We are to console each other and encourage one another and even more often as the King of Kings Jesus Christ gets ready to call His people home. With the possibility of a Palestinian state being recognized, an air of chaos is looming over Israel, in particular over Jerusalem. If the events come about that the government of Israel has prepared themselves for, the final wheels will shortly be set into motion. All one has to do is watch the events going on in Israel.
I watched and listened as several US as well as British statesmen said, "If we ever want to see peace in the Middle East than Israel will have to recognize Palestine and share her land with them!" God says, " Israel is the apple of His eye. And whoever stand with her He will bless, whoever stands against her He will curse."
Always look forward to going to your Heavenly Father's house. Enter His court with thanksgiving, and His gates with praise. God feeds us good when we are at His house. Every time there is a feast. And the joy I get when I see my family and grandchildren there is beyond none other.